There's an app for your Frapp
Starbucks strikes again, delivering a smartphone blow to human interaction
Remember the horrible days of human interaction, when you actually had to speak to the barista to finish your transaction for a cup of coffee?
Gosh, that was right up there with involuntary servitude, wasn't it?
Well, go ahead and breathe a sigh of freedom. When that emerald-clad javamonger asks, "Cash or credit?" for your vanilla bean Frappuccino, you can dismissively wave your iPhone in her face.
Starting Wednesday, Starbucks partially eliminated the headache of face-to-face communication from your life. Smartphone addicts with an iPhone, iPod Touch or Blackberry can use their devices as a method of payment, thanks to the Starbucks Card mobile app. (Sorry, Android users. You're going to have to suck it up and use your vocal cords for the foreseeable future.)
Wasn't that sweet of Starbucks to put even more ease into ordering? They shouldn't have! Now you don't even have to think twice about that fat-maker Trenta you're about to devour — it's practically automatic!
In fact, anything that slips the cash out of your wallet more fluidly works for Starbucks. But we have to ask — does that sit well with you?